social determinant of health and wellbeing

Impact of value-based healthcare is being felt widely

After years of discussion, fee-for-service payment models are finally being challenged in a real way. With value-based care, providers are reimbursed based on patient health outcomes instead of number of patients they see. Value-based care needs vendors as well as providers to operate differently. But these new revenue models and the modern approach to hiring deserve special consideration.

Uber plans to address Social Determinants of Health

Multi-national ride-sharing company, Uber plans on leveraging its platform to deliver food and prescriptions to needy patients who can’t get around on their own.

Most U.S. providers don’t screen for social determinants of health

Five social determinants of health prioritized by the CMS are food insecurity, housing instability, transportation needs, interpersonal violence and utility needs.

5 things to know about rising pediatric flu death toll

Forty-one influenza-associated pediatric deaths have occurred during the 2018-2019 flu season, reported to CDC as of Feb. 16, according to CDC’s most recent FluView report.

Social media might not have a negative impact on mental well-being

A new study has examined the role of social media on depression. There is a wide spread belief that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being.